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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 • 6 PM & 7:30 PM
World Music Festival Kardemimmit 6:00 pm Young Auditorium Courtyard Maija Pokela- vocals & kantele Jutta Rahmel- vocals & kantele Anna Wegelius- vocals & kantele Leeni Wegelius- vocals & kantele
K ARDEMIMMIT BIOGR APHY Kardemimmit is a Finnish folk music group formed by four young women: Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius. They are singers and players of the kantele (the national instrument of Finland) in its 15 and 38 stringed forms. The group’s repertory consists of modern folk music mostly composed by the members themselves. The music of Kardemimmit is fresh but it’s strongly rooted in Finnish tradition from both Eastern and Western regions featuring e.g. reki-style of singing, Perhonjoki valley kantele style, Karelian small kantele and runo-song
traditions, as well as, archaic improvisation. The group’s roots go back to the music school Juvenalia in Espoo, southern Finland where all of the members have studied. Kardemimmit has played together for over ten years. This long history can be heard as a unique sound in both the group’s singing and playing. As a kantele group Kardemimmit is a standout: in the year 2004 the Kantele Association chose the group as the kantele group of the year and the next year it won the national kantele group contest in its league. Kardemimmit was the group of the year in the Uusimaa-region in 2009 and 2010. Kardemimmit has performed widely during its career. In Finland the group has played over a hundred concerts. They have performed for the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, the Haapavesi Folk Festival, the Folklandia cruise as well as the Athletics World Championship gala. The group’s debut album Viira was published in December 2006. The second album Kaisla, came out during fall 2009. Kaisla was also re-released as a bonus disc of The Rough Guide to the Music of Scandinavia in 2012 introducing Kardemimmit (www.worldmusic. net/scandinavia). On their third album Autio huvila Kardemimmit continues with their original musical style combining song and the kantele. Autio huvila was released in June 2012. The album was chosen as the Folk Music Album of the Year 2012 by the Finnish Folk Music Association. At the moment Anna and Leeni study folk music pedagogy in the Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences, and Maija and Jutta study in the folk music department of the Sibelius Academy. Each ensemble member studies with the kantele as their main instrument.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 â€˘ 6 PM & 7:30 PM
We Banjo 3 - 7:30 pm
Enda Scahill - Banjo Fergal Scahill -Fiddle Martin Howley - Banjo, vocals David Howley - Banjo, guitar, mandolin, vocals
WE BANJO 3 Award-winning quartet We Banjo 3 + 1 from Galway, Ireland combine Irish Music with OldTime American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and roots. When this band of brothers take flight in a wave of virtuosity, verve and joie-de-vivre, feet tap and pulses race. Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion We Banjo 3 make a bold and extraordinary musical statement. Creativity, sensitivity and passion are present in full measure and Irish music is at the heart of what they play. Collectively, We Banjo 3 have been at the forefront of Irish banjo and fiddle for two decades. Their competitive success is unrivalled, Martin holding seven All Ireland titles, Enda with four, while Fergal and David hold All Ireland titles on Banjo, Fiddle, Bodhran and Guitar.
Enda has recorded and performed with The Chieftains, Frankie Gavin, Stockton’s Wing, Grammy-winner Ricky Skaggs and “Instrumental Band of the Decade” The Brock McGuire Band. Fergal has performed with David Munnelly, Martin O’Connor and Kevin Crawford and has toured the world with Ragus and Celtic Legends. Martin was the very first Irish banjo player to perform at the Grand Ol Opry in Nashville and David is fast building a reputation for his deep, muscular singing. We Banjo 3 play with swing and soul, effortlessly combining the best of Irish and Bluegrass banjo music and song, mining the rich vein of the American Old Time tradition and thoroughly reinventing the banjo band sound. Modern rhythms, traditional melodies, virtuosic technique and innovative arrangements of music and song add up to an incredible feast of banjo and mandolin music – guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get your feet tapping. We Banjo 3 have released their debut album Roots of the Banjo Tree to critical acclaim.
BAND BIOGR APHIES Enda Scahill: Enda has recorded with Grammy-winner Ricky Skaggs, guested with The Chieftans, toured with Frankie Gavin, The Brock McGuire Band and Stockton’s Wing. A banjo wizard, Enda is a leading author on Irish banjo techniques with two selfpublished titles among the best-selling Irish banjo tutorials available. His illustrious recording career included his ground-breaking solo album Pick It Up, Irish Times Album of the Year, Humdinger with Paul Brock and Green Grass Blue Grass with The Brock McGuire Band recorded in Nashville. “Enda does things on the banjo which should be impossible.” Bill Margeson Irish American News Fergal Scahill: Multi-instrumentalist Fergal Scahill is one of the most renowned fiddlers in Irish Music. Fergal has performed and recorded with Kevin Crawford, Martin O’Connor, The Brock McGuire Band, Michael Rooney & June McCormack, Enda Scahill, The David Munnelly Band, Ragus, Celtic Legends, Monto and Stoton’s Wing. 4
“Fergal’s music reflects his personality; it’s full of innovation, enthusiasm and fun. It is intense, fiery and frenetic and at the same time playful.” IKTradFolk Martin Howley: Seven-time All-Ireland Banjo Champion Martin is one of the young guns of Irish banjo. Martin Howley is the first Irish banjo player to play at the Grand Ol Opry in Nashville. Martin has developed a reputation as a musician with great musical taste and innovation. Now teaching a huge number of young banjo players Martin is passing his craft on to the next generation. Martin has toured with The Brock McGuire Band and performed extensively across Europe and the U.S. David Howley: David is Martin’s younger brother and is a hugely talented singer and multi-instrumentalist. Dave plays banjo, guitar and mandolin effortlessly and provides We Banjo 3 with its rhythm section. Dave has also performed in the group Free Wheel with Fergal Scahill and Sean McCarthy. He is developing a huge reputation as a singer and performer.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 • 6 PM & 7:30 PM
Noura Mint Seymali - 7:30 pm
Instrumentation: Noura Mint Seymali - lead vocal / ardine Jeiche Ould Chighaly - guitar / tidinit Ousmane Touré - bass Matthew Tinari - drums
BIOGR APHY Born in the Saharan capital of Nouakchott, Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali started her career at the age of 13 as a backing vocalist with her step-mother, the legendary Dimi Mint Abba. As member of a prominent Moorish griot family, Noura was born into music, steeped in the social history, song, and instrumental techniques of her culture from birth, an invaluable African education binding countless generations of griot. After touring internationally with Dimi Mint Abba as an adolescent, Noura developed a vision for her own band, eventually joining forces with her husband and guitarist Jeiche Ould Chighaly, a prominent Moorish griot in his own right, to launch a contemporary ensemble in 2004.
The music was called “tradi-moderne,” an innovation using Moorish instruments at its core - the ardine (harp), tidinit (lute), and a specially adapted electric guitar - and fortified by Western bass (Ousmane Touré) and drum-set (Matthew Tinari). With the new band Noura and Jeiche expanded their music beyond its typical domain (namely weddings and receptions for dignitaries), combining Moorish sounds with influences spanning blues, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, and flamenco. Working with a dynamic group of musicians from across the cultural spectrum of contemporary Nouakchott and composing songs that address such prescient topics as women in Islamic society, desertification, economic development, terrorism in the Sahel, along with the more standard repertoire of love songs, devotional hymns, and historical folk narratives, Noura Mint Seymali has found resounding success among Mauritania’s youth as she aptly represents the changing realities of urban Africa. With a rapidly growing profile on the international stage, Noura Mint Seymali has performed at events like Festival-auDesert (Mali), Festival Pirineos (Spain), Timitar(Morocco), and Hayy Festival (Egypt) and collaborated on-stage with such African music greats as Baba Maal, Tinariwen, and Bassekou Kouyate. In 2012 she represented Mauritania at the World Expo in Yeosu, Korea and in 2013 the band will serve as the national delegation to the Jeux de Francophonie in Nice, France. With two full-length studio albums to date - Tarabe(2006), and El Howl (2010), Noura Mint Seymali is preparing for the release of her third album Azawan (2013), having released an EP by the same name in 2012 as a mixtape. With undeniable talent and a voice that swells from the ground, Noura Mint Seymali is on track to become one of the next generation’s great African divas, putting Mauritania on the map as she does so.
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MOSES PENDLETON with DAJUAN BOOKER, SIMONA DITUCCI, MICHAEL FERNANDEZ, AMANDA HULEN, MORGAN HULEN, ELIZABETH LOFT, GRACI MEIER, MARTINO SAUTER, JOCELYN WALLACE and JASON WILLIAMS Associate Director CYNTHIA QUINN
Lighting Design JOSHUA STARBUCK
Costume Design PHOEBE KATZIN MOSES PENDLETON
Puppet Design MICHAEL CURRY
Production Stage Manager CORRADO VERINI Technical Director HENRY TRACZ Production Electrician JAMESON WILLEY General Manger CARLA DEBEASI RUIZ MOMIX • Box 1035 Washington, Connecticut 06793 Tel: 860•868•7454 Fax: 860•868•2317 Email: email@example.com Website: www.momix.com Representation: Margaret Selby CAMI Spectrum LLC 1790 Broadway, NYC, NY 10019-1412 Ph: (212) 841-9554 Fax: (212) 841-9770 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 8
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Conceived & Directed by: MOSES PENDLETON First Assistant:
Tsarra Bequette, Eric Borne, Jennifer Chicheportiche, Joshua Christopher, John Corsa, Simona Ditucci, Jonathan Eden, Michael Holdsworth, Donatello Iacobellis, Rob Laqui, Natalie Lamonte, Nicole Loizides, Heather Magee, Steven Marshall, Tim Melady, Sarah Nachbauer, Roberto Olvera, Cynthia Quinn, Rebecca Rasmussen, Brian Sanders, Pedro Silva, Cassandra Taylor, Jaime Verazin & Jared Wootan
Dajuan Booker, Simona Ditucci, Michael Fernandez, Amanda Hulen, Morgan Hulen, Elizabeth Loft, Graci Meier, Martino Sauter, Jocelyn Wallace And Jason Williams
Lighting Design: Costume Design: Costume Construction: Costume Assistants: Puppet Design: Prop Construction and Art Work: Video Projection: Video Editing: Music Collage: Music Editing: Production Assistant:
Joshua Starbuck and Moses Pendleton Phoebe Katzin, Moses Pendleton, Cynthia Quinn Phoebe Katzin Beryl Taylor, Dawn Arico, Danielle McFall Michael Curry Pedro Silva Moses Pendleton Woodrow F. Dick, III Moses Pendleton Joshua Christopher, Andrew Hansen, Brian Simerson Pedro Silva
Lighting Equipment Supplied by GSD Productions, Inc., West Hempstead, NY Special Thanks: Sharon Dante, Nutmeg Ballet; James Patrick, Warner Theatre; Diana Vishneva; Phillip Holland; Joan Talbot; Laura Daly; Julio Alvarez and Margaret Selby
B O TA N I C A “The plant strains its whole being in one single plan: to escape above ground from the fatality below; to elude and transgress the dark and weighty law, to free itself, to break the narrow sphere, to invent or invoke wings, to escape as far as possible, to conquer the space wherein fate encloses it, to approach another kingdom, to enter a moving, animated world.”
Maurice Maeterlinck, The Intelligence of Flowers Performance time is approximately 90 minutes. BOTANICA SOUNDTRACK: 1. Tuu, “Frozen Land” from the album “The Frozen Lands” (Amplexus Records). Composed and performed by Martin Franklin. www.codetrip.net. And BlueTech, “Leaving Babylon” from the album “Prima Materia.” Courtesy of Waveform Records. www.waveformrecords.com. 2. Bluetech, “Cliff Diving” the album “Prima Materia.” Courtesy of Waveform Records. www. waveformrecords.com. 3. zer0 0ne, “NaNO” and “braiNwavE” from the album “oz0ne.” Courtesy of Waveform Records. www.waveformrecords.com. And Lang Elliot, “Loons” from Nature Sound Studio. 4. Lisa Gerrard, “Space Weaver.” Written by Lisa Gerrard and Michael Edwards. Published by Sony/ ATV Music Publishing Australia. Performed by Lisa Gerrard (P) 2007 Cloverleigh Downs Pty. Ltd. 5. Transglobal Underground, “This is the Army of Forgotten Souls” from their album, “ Dream of 100 Nations.” Licensed courtesy of Nation Records Ltd – www.nationrecords.co.uk. 6. Robert Rich, “Elemental Trigger” from the album Stalker (Catalog: HOS/Fathom HS11059) Published by Amoeba Music (BMI) and Brian Williams (BMI). “Elemental Trigger” © 1995 by Robert Rich and Brian Williams. 7. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Primavera as played by Anne-Sofie Muter 8. Lang Elliot “Winter Wren” from Nature Sound Studio 9. Suphala, “Destinations” on “The Now” 10. Eastern Dub Tactick, “Easter Winds” and “Spark of Sound” from the album “Blood is Shining.” Courtesy of Waveform Records. www.waveformrecords.com. 11. Legion of Green Men, “Zero Equals Infinity” from the album “Spatial Specifics.” Courtesy of Plus 8 Records LTD. email@example.com. 12. Peter Gabriel, “The Heat” Pentagon Lipservices Real World (BMI) for USA & Canada/ Real World Music Ltd. (PRS) ex-USA & Canada. Peter Gabriel appears courtesy of Peter Gabriel Lts., petergabriel.com. Special thanks to Julie Lipsius and Rob Bozas. 13. Peter Gabriel, “Slow Water” Pentagon Lipservices Real World (BMI) for USA & Canada/ Real World Music Ltd. (PRS) ex-USA & Canada. Peter Gabriel appears courtesy of Peter Gabriel Lts., petergabriel.com. Special thanks to Julie Lipsius and Rob Bozas. 14. Delerium, “Sphere.” Performed by Delerium. Written by B. Leeb and R. Fulber. Published by Nettwerk Songs Publishing/ Zomba Songs. (p) and © 2001 Nettwerk Productions. 15. Deva Premal, “Gayatri Mantra” is used in this performace with permission of Prabhu Misoc. © 1998 Prabhu Music. Music composed by Deva Premal and Miten. All rights reserved. www. prabhumusic.net * 16. Delerium, “Embryo.” Performed by Delerium. Written by B. Leeb and R. Fulber. Published Nettwerk Songs/ Zomba Songs. (p) and © 2001 Nettwerk Productions. And Higher Intelligence Agency “Hubble” from the album “Freefloater.” 17. A Positive Life, “Aqua Sonic” from the album “Two A.D.” Courtesy of Waveform Records. www. waveformrecords.com. 18. Lloyd Grotjan, “Apogee” from the album “Twelve Moons” 19. Bluetech, “Mezzamorphic” from the album “Prima Materia.” Courtesy of Waveform Records. www.waveformrecords.com 20. Celtic Woman, “The Voice” from the album “A New Journey” 21. Azam Ali, “Aj Ondas” on Portals of Grace 22. Brent Lewis, “Mr. Mahalo Head” written and performed by Brent Lewis ASCAP. www. brentlewis.com 10
*Aqua Flora sponsored in part by Brandon Fradd in honor of Dancers Responding to Aids Young Auditorium
SYNAPSES PART ONE WINTER SPRING
PART TWO SUMMER FALL
Aurora Rose The Dead Of Winter Cateraction Geese Return Overhead Beckoning Fantasy Tree-Flower to Tempt Three Graces from the Foam to Taste of Pollen Snow And Fall Back into the Flow
Loons Laugh in Darkness for Swans to Dream of Genesis and New Green Fro ZEN Awakening Love from Above Delivers Persephone to the Subsoil Riding Old Bones to Romance with Ancient Stones The Worm Turns Night Crawlers into a Sea of Green Spring Pools Marigolds Bloom Hornets Hop Owls Hoot the Arrival of Centaurs Amid Summer Night’s Dream Fire Flies
August of Wind Storms Rain The Beaded Web INSEX Meet the Beetles and Egg On Birds of a Feather to Drop Seed on Sun Flower Finches Startled by the Avant Gardner as the Green Man is Leading the Charge of Indian Summer Branches Gathering for Autumnal Ball Last Leaf Catches the First Snow Fall Cold River Runs Again But There’s More a Solar Flare Tonight’s Encore!
A B O U T T H E C O M PA N Y MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. In addition to stage performances world-wide, MOMIX has worked in film and television, recently appearing in a national commercial for Hanes underwear and a Target ad that premiered during the airing of the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. With performances on PBS’s “Dance in America” series, France’s Antenne II, and Italian RAI television, the company’s repertory has been broadcast to 55 countries. Joining the Montreal Symphony in the Rhombus Media film of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, winner of an International Emmy for Best Performing Arts Special, the company’s performance was distributed on laser disc by Decca Records. MOMIX was also featured in IMAGINE, one of the first 3-D IMAX films to be released in IMAX theaters world-wide. MOMIX dancers Cynthia Quinn and Karl Baumann, under Moses Pendleton’s direction, played the role of “Bluey” in the feature film FX2; and White Widow,
co-choreographed by Moses Pendleton and Cynthia Quinn, was featured in Robert Altman’s movie, The Company. Commissioned by corporations such as Fiat and Mercedes Benz, MOMIX performed at Fiat’s month long 100th Anniversary Celebration in Torino, Italy, and Mercedes Benz’s International Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany. Participating in the Homage a Picasso in Paris, the company was also selected to represent the US at the European Cultural Center at Delphi. With the support of the Scottsdale Cultural Council Scottsdale Center for the Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona, Mr. Pendleton created Bat Habits to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco Giants’ new spring training park in Scottsdale. This work served as the forerunner of Baseball and joins such acclaimed original productions as Lunar Sea, Opus Cactus, Orbit, Passion, and Botanica. With nothing more than light and shadow, props, the human body, and an epic imagination, MOMIX has astonished audiences on five continents for more than 30 years.
W H O ’ S W H O I N T H E C O M PA N Y MOSES PENDLETON (Artistic Director) has been one of America’s most innova tive and widely performed choreographers and directors for over 40 years. A founding members of the ground-breaking Pilobolus Dance Theater in 1971, he formed his own company, MOMIX, in 1980. Mr. Pendleton has also worked extensively in film, TV, and opera and as a choreographer for ballet companies and special events. Mr. Pendleton was born and raised on a dairy farm in Northern Vermont. His earliest experiences as a showman came from exhibiting his family’s dairy cows at the Caledonian County Fair. He received his BA in English Literature from Dartmouth College in 1971 and immediately began touring with Pilobolus, which had grown out of dance classes with Alison Chase at Dartmouth. The group shot to fame in the1970’s, performing on Broadway under the sponsorship of Pierre Cardin, touring internationally, and appearing in PBS’s Dance in America and Great Performances series. 12
By the end of the decade, Mr. Pendleton had begun to work outside of Pilobolus, performing in and serving as principal choreographer for the Paris Opera’s Integrale Erik Satie in 1979 and choreographing the Closing Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid in 1980. In 1981 he created MOMIX, which rapidly established an international reputation for highly inventive and often illusionistic choreography. The troupe has been touring steadily and is currently performing several programs internationally. The company has made numerous special programs for Italian and French television and received the Gold Medal of the Verona Festival in 1994. Mr. Pendleton has also been active as a performer and choreographer for other companies. He has staged Picabia’s Dadaist ballet Relache for the Joffrey Ballet and Tutuguri, based on the writings of Artaud, for the Deutsch Opera. He created the role of the Fool for Yuri Lyubimov’s production of Mussorgsky’s Khovanschina at La Scala and choreographed
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Rameau’s Platee for the U.S. Spoleto Festival in 1987. He contributed choreography to Lina Wertmuller’s production of Carmen at the Munich State Opera in 1993. More recently, he has choreographed new works for the Arizona Ballet and the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. He teamed up with Danny Ezralow and David Parsons to choreograph AEROS with the Romanian gymnastics team. His film and television work includes the feature film FX2 with Cynthia Quinn, Moses Pendleton Presents Moses Pendleton for ABC ARTS cable (winner of a Cine Golden Eagle award), and Pictures at an Exhibition with Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony, which received an International Emmy for Best Performing Arts Special in 1991. Mr. Pendleton has made music videos with Prince, Julian Lennon, and Cathy Dennis, among others. Mr. Pendleton is an avid photographer with works presented in Rome, Milan, Florence, and Aspen. Images of his sunflower plantings at his home in northwestern Connecticut have been featured in numerous books and articles on gardening. He is the subject of the book Salto di Gravita by Lisavetta Scarbi, published in Italy in 1999. Mr. Pendleton was a recipient of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts Governor’s Award in 1998. He received the Positano Choreographic Award in 1999 and was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1977. He is a recipient of a 2002 American Choreography Award for his contributions to choreography for film and television. In May 2010, Mr. Pendleton received an honorary doctorate of fine arts (HDFA) and delivered the keynote address to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. CYNTHIA QUINN (Associate Director) grew up in Southern California. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Riverside and continued there as an Associate in Dance for five years. In 1988 she received the University’s Alumni Association’s “Outstanding Young Graduate Award.” As a member of Pilobolus, she performed on Broadway and throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Israel and Japan. She collaborated on the choreography of Day Two, Elegy for the Moment, Mirage, What Grows in Huygens Window and Stabat Mater.
Ms. Quinn began performing with MOMIX in 1983 and has since toured throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, South America and Japan. She has appeared in numerous television programs and music videos; and has assisted Moses Pendleton in the choreography of Pulcinella for the Ballet Nancy in France, Tutuguri for the Berlin Opera Ballet, Platee for the Spoleto Festival USA, Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel in New York, AccorDION for the Zurich-Vorbuhne Theatre and Carmen for the Munich State Opera. She has also appeared as a guest artist with the Ballet Theatre Francaise de Nancy, the Berlin Opera Ballet and the Munich State Opera, as well as international galas in Italy, France and Japan. Ms. Quinn made her film debut as “Bluey” (a role she shared with Karl Baumann) in “FX2.” She was a featured performer in the Emmy Award winning film “Pictures at an Exhibition” with the Montreal Symphony and has also appeared in a 3D IMAX film. Ms. Quinn is a board member of the Nutmeg Conservatory in Torrington, Connecticut and is on the advisory board of the Susan B. Anthony Project, also in Torrington, CT. Ms. Quinn was featured with Ru Paul and k.d. Lang for M.A.C. Cosmetics’ “Fashion Cares” benefits in Toronto and Vancouver. Ms. Quinn is co-choreographer of “White Widow” which is featured prominently in the new Robert Altman film, “The Company.” Ms. Quinn will also appear in the upcoming film “First Born” with Elisabeth Shue. However, her most rewarding and challenging role is as a mother to her daughter, Quinn Elisabeth. DAJUAN BOOKER (Dancer) was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. He started dancing at the age 15 at Pinellas County Center of The Arts at Gibbs High School. He trained at Harid Conservtory, The Rock School, Alvin Ailey and Dance Theatre of Harlem. He was a member of Dance Theatre of Harlem Esemble for 7 years and joined MOMIX in 2010. SIMONA DI TUCCI (Dancer) studied at Dance Promotion of Fernando Dàmaso at Neuchstelin, Switzerland, gained a classic formation with Rudy Brians and studied modern-jazz dance with Patrice Valero, Ruy Horta and Rick Odums. She also studied Jazz dance with Steve La Chance and Andrè de La Roche and Funk / Hip Hop with Bill Goodson, Young Auditorium
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Mauro Mosconi and Mauro Astolfi. Her credits include performances in Italy with RAI TV: “Premio Natura” with Luciana Savignano, “Per Tutta la Vita”, “Ci Vediamo su Rai Uno,” “Paolo Limiti Show,” “Alberto Sordi” and “Stasera Pago io Revolution” with Fiorello, choreographed by Moses Pendelton. CANALE 5: “La corrida,” “Ciao Darwin,” “Tira e Molla,” “Disco per l’Estate,” “Facce da quiz,” “Festivalbar, “ choreographed by Marco Garofalo, Anna Larghi and Piero Moriconi. Simona has performed in the following musicals: “Dance” with Raffaele Paganini, “Show of Colors,” on Broadway (New York) and “Salvador Dali” with the Pierre Cardin Dance Company. She has been touring the world with MOMIX since 2004. MORGAN HULEN (Dancer) grew up in Columbia, Missouri, leaving home to complete high school and attend the college program at North Carolina School of the Arts. He has also studied with the Hungarian National Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Minnesota Ballet, and the Broadway Theatre Project. Morgan began his professional career with the Louisville Ballet in 2000-2002 and later enjoyed his role as Principal Dancer with Tapestry Dance Company in Austin, Tx. He quickly became a very sought after guest artist, and has performed with numerous dance companies across the U.S. In 2007 Morgan returned to the Louisville Ballet, and enjoyed three additional seasons performing soloist and principal roles, and then in 2010 Morgan was honored to become a member of MOMIX. As well as performing Morgan has been a dance instructor for over twelve years, has taught numerous master classes in Tap, Ballet and Partnering, and has choreographed many pieces, including several that have won top choreographic honors. Morgan recently formed his own Louisville, Ky. based dance company called Impact as an expressive outlet for his and others’ choreography. His most gratifying role to date is being father to his beautiful daughter born in April 2011. ELIZABETH “TAZ” LOFT (Dancer) is originally from Memphis, Tennessee where she trained for more than 12 years with former Bolshoi Ballet soloist Alexei Moskalenko. Taz received her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Florida State University 14
where she had the pleasure of studying with Suzanne Farrell, Gerri Houlihan, Dan Wagoner, Tim Glenn, and Jawole Zollar. After moving to NYC in 2010, she performed with Third Rail Projects and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’s 360° program before joining MOMIX in August 2011. Taz is looking forward to another exciting season with the Company. GRACI MEIER (Dancer) is originally from Boise, Idaho where she began her dance training at Ballet Idaho and Balance Dance Company. She then attended The Boston Conservatory where she received her BFA and had the opportunity to perform works by Jose Limon, Anthony Tudor, and David Lichine. Professionally Graci has had the privilege to dance with Ririe Woodbury Dance Company performing the works of Alwin Nikolais, and helping to keep the Nikolais legacy alive. She has also performed with DoubleTake Dance, Rocha Dance Theater, and Drop Dance Collective. Graci is thrilled to be dancing in her third season with MOMIX, and working with such amazing artists. JOCELYN WALLACE (Dancer) is originally from Connecticut where she began her early training at the New Haven Ballet and at Gymnastics World. She later continued to study ballet and modern dance at The School of the Eastern Connecticut Ballet, under the direction of Lisa Reardon and Adam Miller. Jocelyn graduated Magna cum Laude from The Hartt School /University of Hartford, where she received her B.F.A. in Ballet Pedagogy. While at, The Hartt School, she had the opportunity to perform the lead role in Martha Graham’s “Panorama,” staged by Peggy Lyman, and in works staged by, Hilda Morales, Alla Nikitina, Katie Stevinson-Nollet, and Ralph Perkins. She has performed with The Baltimore Ballet, and with various companies in New York including, Perceptions Contemporary Dance Company, and with New York Dance Theater. JASON WILLIAMS (Dancer) began his dance career and training at Boca Ballet Theater at the age of 16 under the direction of Dan Guin and Jane Tyree. He then decided to further his studies at New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. This is where he became proficient in Graham, Limon, Horton,
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Classical and Contemporary Ballet techniques. While there he deepened his studies by being exposed to Anatomy, Kinesiology, Labon Movement Analysis, and Pedagogy. Jason Williams is a 2011 summa cum laude B.F.A. Graduate of New World School of the Arts. During his time there he worked with noted choreographers such as Robert Battle, Michael Uthoff, Daniel Lewis, Peter London, Darshan Bhueller, Gerard Ebitz, to name a few. During his summers he has performed in the New Prague Dance Festival in Prague, Czech Republic and Semana de Internacional de Baile in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since completing his degree he has danced with DanceNow!, Momix, Joseé Garant Dance Company, and Miami Contemporary Dance Company. He is thrilled to be returning to Momix for a second season. MICHAEL CURRY (Puppet Design) has collaborated with Julie Taymor on many stage and opera productions. On Broadway, he has worked on numerous shows including Crazy For You and Kiss of the Spider Woman. He has been awarded the 1998 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Puppet Design for The Lion King, several Emmys and the 1999 Eddy Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Technical and Design Field. Michael is one of the country’s leading production design consultants and works widely in both conceptual and technical
development for some of the world’s foremost entertainment companies. He owns and operates Michael Curry Design, Inc. in St. Helens, OR, which produces large, live-performance oriented production designs, such as those seen at the 1996 Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Superbowl 2000 and New York City’s Times Square 2000 Millennium event. PHOEBE KATZIN (Costume Designer) has been designing and constructing dresses and costumes for over twenty years. After graduating from Endicott College’s fashion design program, she worked for Kitty Daly, building dance costumes and dressmaking. For several years she lived in New York making costumes for Kitty Leach, Greg Barnes, and Allison Conner, among others. For the past few years, she has been working for MOMIX and Pilobolus. Ms. Katzin lives in Connecticut with her three children and husband, James. CARLA DEBEASI RUIZ (General Manager) graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in public relations and a concentration in performing arts management. Ruiz was the public relations director for her alma mater’s Theatre and Dance Department and has experience promoting visual and musical artists. Carla joined MOMIX in 2007.
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